R. H. Dick, Dusk on the Missouri
R. H. Dick (born 1943)  Dusk on the Missouri, 2003, oil on canvas
R. H. Dick (born 1943)
Dusk on the Missouri, 2003, oil on canvas
Collection of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri - St. Louis
R. H. Dick was born in Kansas City and raised in the rural farm and ranch land southeast of that city. Inspired by his first trip to Taos in 1956, Dick dedicated his life and artistic skill to depicting all aspects of the American West. Continuing the tradition of the Taos School, Dick lives in the St. Louis area and works several months each year in the Southwest, creating works that document the varied landscape of both locales.

He readily acknowledges the influence of the St. Louis artists who inspire him, including Oscar Berninghaus and Charles M. Russell, but Dick’s landscapes, whether of the Midwest or Southwest, are imbued with a fiery color that is uniquely his and reflects this artist’s passion for his subject.
Expand Your Horizons R. H. Dick continues the artistic tradition of the Taos School. Click here to learn more about Taos School painters.